Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 01:35 GMT
Part of the new discoveries in the Saqqara Necropolis - photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO - 12 November 2020: Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the organization of an international press conference on November 14 at 11 a.m., to reveal a new archaeological discovery at the Saqqara Necropolis.
The ministry announced in a previous statement that this anticipated discovery is the largest archaeological discovery that will be announced during the past recent period.
The ministry confirmed that the completion of the excavations of the Egyptian archaeological mission operating in the Saqqara area resulted in the discovery of new wells containing a large number of colored human coffins intact for more than 2,500 years.
The number of the newly discovered coffins in the Saqqara Necropolis exceed the number of coffins recently discovered and announced in Saqqara in early October 2020.
In addition, a number of gold artifacts were unearthed, including wooden statues and colored and gilded masks.
It is worth noting that the Egyptian archaeological mission had announced during the past years a number of important archaeological discoveries in this region, the last of which was the discovery of 59 colored human coffins for senior statesmen where the mummies were found in a great state of preservation, in addition to the mummies of priests of the 26th Dynasty, which was announced at an international press conference early October 2020.